By Peter McLaren-Kennedy • 14 February 2023 • 15:53
Vladimir Putin and Yevgeny Prigozhin - Image Russian Federation
Prigozhin confirms that one of the main reasons is opposition from within the military according to the Ukrainian news service Pravda. Citing sources at news outlet 7×7 on Tuesday, February 14, the response came after his assistance was sought in Sverdlovsk, a Russian-occupied city in Luhansk Oblast.
In his response to the request, Prigozhin said he could not help as he had been ousted. He gave the following reasons.
The statements from the Wagner man contradict those reported previously although there is no doubt that not everyone in the Russian military leadership is a fan.
Other reports have suggested that he as making a push for power and that did not sit well with the ruling elite.
Reports by both Russian, Ukrainian and the international intelligence community also suggest some of his claims to be false, particularly with regard to the treatment of the convicts recruited by the Wagner group.
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